Attended the McKinley HS in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Played college ball at Louisiana State from 2004 to 2006.
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers as 4th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. Draft rights traded to the Chicago Bulls.
Signed with the Chicago Bulls in August 2006.
Traded to the Charlotte Bobcats in February 2010.
Named SEC Newcomer of the Year in 2006. Led the conference in blocks.
Won the SEC title with Louisiana State in 2006.
Voted to the HoopsHype.com NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team in 2006-07.
Selected to the NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team in 2006-07.
Named to the All-Orlando Pro Summer League 1st Team.